Geoffroy to step down at Dom Pérignon

Richard Geoffroy will step down as cellar master of Dom Pérignon on 1 January 2019 it has been confirmed, and he will hand over his duties in full to Vincent Chaperon.

Geoffroy has been at the head of the prestige cuvée for 28 years and Chaperon has worked under him since 2005.

Since beginning the role in 1990, Geoffroy has declared 15 vintages of Dom Pérignon and reworked the late release stock with the ‘Pléntidues’ concept – known as P2 and P3.

In a statement announcing the change, the house said: “Geoffroy has enriched, refined and shared the universe of Dom Pérignon experiences, working with culinary luminaries such as Ferran Adrià and Alain Ducasse, as well as artists renowned for their creativity including David Lynch, Jeff Koons and most recently Lenny Kravitz.”

Chaperon meanwhile first joined Moët & Chandon in 1999, becoming an assistant winemaker in 2000.

He has worked with Geoffroy since 2005 and worked on 13 harvests and four declared vintages with him.

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